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The Best Episodes of '13 Reasons Why'

Updated July 7, 2020 1.2k votes 113 voters 1.6k views49 items

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There are so many good episodes of 13 Reasons Why, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Bye" the best, or is "Tape 2, Side A" your favorite episode of 13 Reasons Why? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of 13 Reasons Why are, let's rank every 13 Reasons Why episode from best to worst. If you're all caught up with every episode, be sure to also check out more shows like 13 Reasons Why for something new to watch!

13 Reasons Why is an American teen drama web television series based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Jay Asher that revolves around the teenager Clay Jensen’s quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life. 13 Reasons Why premiered on Netflix on March 31, 2017. When the second season was released, Netflix also released a video featuring the cast cautioning viewers on the themes and topics of the show and provided information on crisis support. The series ended after four seasons, following the characters through to graduation.

Vote up your favorite episodes of 13 Reasons Why, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one 13 Reasons Why episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 26

    Season 3, Episode 9

    The cops name Clay as a person of interest in the murder. Ani catches Justin in a lie after learning Bryce bailed him out of a dangerous situation.

  • 27
    11
    7

    College Tour

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 2

    After an incident at school, Clay thinks someone's trying to set him up. Zach and Clay land in hot water during a college tour.

  • 28
    10
    5

    Winter Break

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 1

    The police question Tyler about the guns, leaving the friends rattled. Winston transfers to Liberty High after getting expelled from Hillcrest.

  • 29
    7
    2

    The Third Polaroid

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 7

    Alex blows up at Bryce. Someone blackmails Marcus. Clay testifies about a night he and Hannah spent together. Jessica experiences a flashback.

  • 30
    14
    12

    Tape 1, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 2

    Hannah makes friends with Jessica and Alex, two other new students. Justin doesn't show up at school, and Hannah's mother finds something troubling.

  • 31
    10
    7

    The First Polaroid

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 1

    Five months after Hannah's death, the case against Liberty goes to trial, with Tyler as the first witness. Clay finds a troubling photo in his locker.

  • 32

    Season 3, Episode 6

    The police bring in Tony for questioning. At Bryce's funeral, Ani uncovers two damning secrets.

  • 33

    Season 3, Episode 11

    As the cops close in on Clay -- their main suspect -- violent confrontations at the homecoming game expose that everyone had a reason to kill Bryce.

  • 34
    8
    7

    The Little Girl

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 8

    When Hannah's parents come under scrutiny, Jessica reaches out to Mrs. Baker. Justin struggles to stay clean. Clay reconnects with Skye.

  • 35
    12
    13

    Tape 2, Side A

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 3

    Jealousy and gossip take a toll on Hannah's relationships. As Alex struggles with feelings regret, the guys pressure Clay into getting drunk.

  • 36
    8
    8

    Season 2, Episode 4

    Clay hides a secret from his parents. Concerned about his reputation, Marcus lies in court. Jessica and Alex skip school together.

  • 37

    Season 3, Episode 2

    After learning about Chloe's pregnancy, Clay and Ani pay her a visit. Chloe recalls how she leaned on Zach for support -- and that Bryce never knew.

  • 38

    Season 3, Episode 3

    As the police investigation sets the school on edge, Ani remembers that Jessica confronted Bryce. Growing suspicious of Jess, Ani and Clay follow her.

  • 39
    7
    7

    Season 4, Episode 4

    Clay is forced to confront his anxiety on the senior camping trip as a suspicious email threatens to turn the friends against each other.

  • 40

    Season 3, Episode 8

    Mr. Porter interviews students about Clay, who pleads his innocence to Mrs. Walker. Learning Porter counseled Bryce, Clay and Ani question his motives.

  • 41
    8
    9

    Two Girls Kissing

    May 18, 2018

    Season 2, Episode 2

    Courtney makes a brave decision. Clay's memories of Hannah drive a wedge between him and Skye. Someone trashes the yearbook office.

  • 42
    9
    12

    Angry, Young and Man

    August 23, 2019

    Season 3, Episode 4

    After Tyler admits he still has a gun, the group keeps tabs on him at school. But their worry deepens when they learn he had a motive to kill Bryce.

  • 43
    5
    7

    College Interview

    June 5, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 7

    Clay's mental health continues to decline as the friends wrestle with difficult emotions during their college admissions interviews.

  • 44
    4
    5

    Nobody's Clean

    August 23, 2019

    Season 3, Episode 5

    The police search the school after finding steroids in Bryce's car. Alex remembers how Bryce supported Alex after Jessica dumped him.

  • 45
    13
    20

    Tape 3, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 6

    Hannah's date on Valentine's Day doens't go as planned. Alex gets in a big fight at school and has to face the honor board.

  • 46
    4
    8

    Tape 2, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 4

    Hannah thinks someone is stalking her and sets a trap. Hannah's mother confronts the principal, and Clay strikes back at someone who wronged Hannah.

  • 47

    Season 3, Episode 7

    The police interrogate Justin and Clay about the night Clay pulled a gun on Bryce. Clay discovers that Ani and Bryce's bond ran deeper than he realized.

  • 48
    2
    14

    Yeah. I'm the New Girl

    August 23, 2019

    Season 3, Episode 1

    The cops question Clay about Bryce's disappearance. Clay remembers the aftermath of Spring Fling, when he raced to cover Tyler's tracks and met Ani.

  • 49
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    10

    Tape 4, Side B

    March 31, 2017

    Season 1, Episode 8

    Inspired by a friend's poetry reading, Hannah pours her heart out. Tony confides in Clay about the night of Hannah's death.